Reminder – town hall Saturday!


We’ve passed the halfway point of the legislative session! I’m happy to report that I’ve passed nine bills through the Senate, which are now making their way through the process over in the House. I’ve got legislation moving on subjects as diverse as low-income housing construction, green transportation, climate data accountability, and beef and cannabis agricultural commissions! It’s a privilege to work on so many important issues.


Now we’re holding hearings on bills that the House passed over to us here in the Senate, including some great bills from my seatmates Rep. Alicia Rule and Rep. Joe Timmons. Rep. Rule has legislation on mutual aid and bodily autonomy and Rep. Timmons has some great proposals on  supporting our seniors and improving disaster recovery. He’s also my partner on water adjudication. We each introduced a bill that will work with the other to prepare Whatcom County for its water adjudication process.


Reminder about our upcoming town hall!

I wanted to send one more reminder about our town hall meeting. It’ll be this Saturday at Horizon Middle School, and I’m looking forward to hearing your questions and your input on the big issues we’re working on this session, like affordable housing, building our green economy, public safety, supporting our rural areas and more!

Good legislation comes when you share your voice with your legislators. We need to know what is working, what isn’t and how we can make your life – and the lives of all Washingtonians – better! You’re our eyes and ears in the community, and your thoughts mean so much to all of us. We can’t wait to see you there!

WHO: Sen. Sharon Shewmake, Rep. Alicia Rule, Rep. Joe Timmons, and hopefully you!

WHAT: 42nd Legislative District town hall meeting

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 17th from 1-2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Horizon Middle School, 2671 Thornton Rd., Ferndale, WA 98248

You can also submit questions in advance here:

If you can’t attend the town hall, you can always reach me at – I’d be happy to hear from you over email as well.

Next week, we’re beginning the process of presenting our operating, capital, and transportation budget proposals. I’m on the team that negotiates and writes our Senate transportation budget proposal, so I have the chance to help decide what projects get funded, how we allocate our resources to help folks get around safely and quickly, and how we can make our transportation system more sustainable and better for the environment. I’m excited to be able to tell you soon about what we have planned – stay tuned!

Thanks so much for reading, and I hope to see you Saturday!